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. the "rachel maddow show" starts right now. ezra klein filling in for rachel tonight. >>> good evening, i'm ezra klein. rachel maddow has the night off. well deserved. we appreciate you sticking around for the next hour on a very, very big night in the news. there is an enormous story about the rights of workers tonight in the state of michigan. it's seriously astonishing stuff. we'll get very deep into it. but there is another equally if not more seismic political story tonight out of washington. and that is where we begin. today will be seen, remembered, as a huge day in the republican party's continuance of war. something really big happened. south carolina senator jim demint announced today he'll be leaving the senate. he'll not be there anymore. he's leaving to head a think tank called the heritage foundation where he stands to make something like ten times his current salary. yay for jim demint, good money. kind of. it's good for him, but it's really good for his colleague, republican senate leader mitch mcconnell. you see, jim demint is not your ordinary senator. he's like the grov
. you addressed the issue of what happens next, i saw you on rachel's show friday. your theory are it's key to how the fiscal cliff plays out. explain. >> there's a significant difference of opinion in the political ramification of what happens if we go over and it comes down debt ceiling. if we go over the fiscal cliff they have all of the leverage because we'll go into the debt ceiling and it will be just like 2011 again. they'll say we're not going to raise the debt ceiling unless you cut entitlements, barack obama will say no and terrified of consequences of national default he'll say yes. so they'll get all of the entitlement cuts with no tax increases on the table. democrats disagree. they will not, under any circumstance, no matter what republicans do, negotiate over the debt ceiling again. they'll break the habit now. if we go to the debt ceiling they'll say we're not talking about this, if you want to have a deal on entitlements, that will have to be matched one to one with tax increases, again, with tax reform. if they do that say democrats get $600 billion in tax increases
. >> caller: you missed on right-wing world on sean hannity and on the it rolls into rachel madow about the potus going on vacation while the country is in the middle of the fiscal cliff -- he is saying it was huberous -- >> stephanie: because no president in the history of the republicans has ever gone on vacation. >> oh no. he has just come through a campaign and i haven't heard of him taking the 15 vacations that w took and everything -- it's just unbelievable that he could actually bring that out -- >> stephanie: that was different. >> caller: it's like there is nothing he can do. the ball is in the republican's court now. >> stephanie: that's right. but george bush was clearing brush, and he was working hard. >> it's hard work. now watch this. [ mocking laughter ] >> stephanie: i always felt bad for the secret service agents who's job was to put brush down -- >> here we go. >> stephanie: forty-five minutes after the hour -- [overlapping speakers] >> stephanie: no you have the wrong kind of brush in here. >> stephanie: forty-five minutes after the hour right b
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